Editor’s Note: For more on the importance of the US—Canada Regulatory Cooperation Council, see here, here, here, and here.
From: The Hill | Opinion
By Eric Miller, opinion contributor
In operationalizing a more ambitious approach to regulatory cooperation in North America, the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) will be crucial. It should be given the authority to force U.S. departments and agencies to deliver on regulatory cooperation priorities jointly identified with NAFTA partners.
OIRA also should be empowered to provide a structured process through which the business community can submit regulations for proposed alignment, including a clear follow up process within the U.S. Government and vis-a-vis the NAFTA partner in question.